• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 92

    FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8° (188 x 125mm). Half-title, coloured frontispiece portrait of the author, title printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed cloth, white "ski tracks" on front cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, original glassine dust-jacket (light stains on head and tail of spine).

    Price Realised  

    FLEMING, Ian. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. London: Jonathan Cape, 1963. 8° (188 x 125mm). Half-title, coloured frontispiece portrait of the author, title printed in red and black. Original vellum-backed cloth, white "ski tracks" on front cover, spine lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, original glassine dust-jacket (light stains on head and tail of spine).

    FIRST EDITION, ONE OF 350 COPIES SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR, THIS ONE "PRESENTATION" COPY, with the glassine dust-jacket.


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